Perform any or all of the following functions in the manufacture of electronic semiconductors: load semiconductor material into furnace; saw formed ingots into segments; load individual segment into crystal growing chamber and monitor controls; locate crystal axis in ingot using x-ray equipment and saw ingots into wafers; and clean, polish, and load wafers into series of special purpose furnaces, chemical baths, and equipment used to form circuitry and change conductive properties.
Median Annual Wage: $34,680
Education: High school diploma or equivalent (84%); Less than high school diploma (12%); Associate's degree (2%)
Projected Growth: Decline (-3% or lower)
Related Job Titles: Engineering Technician; Manufacturing Technician; Process Technician; Wafer Fabrication Operator; Fabrication Operator; Diffusion Operator; Device Processing Engineer; Manufacture Specialist; Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition Engineer (MOCVD Engineer); Probe Operator